20 October 2017 | Annakut, Bali Padyami, Govardhan Puja, Gujarati New Year

20 October 2017 is the Fourth day of Diwali (Bali Padyami or Bali Pratipada, Annkut, Govardhan Puja).

On this day, Govardhan Puja is performed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and some other states of North India. It believed on this day, Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan giri (Mount Govardhan) to protect the Gokul from heavy rains.

Bali Pujan is also performed in South Indian states on this day. On this day, demon King Maha Bali was pressed down to Pathala loka by Lord Vamana.

Annakut Puja (Chappan Bhog) is observed on Swaminarayan temples and Sri Krishna Mandirs in Gujarat, and some other places of India. Kartik Sud 1 marks the beginning of Gujarati New Year (Vikram Samvat 2074).

Panchang, Bali Pratipada – 20 October 2017

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:29 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:53
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)06:41 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:35

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 25:37*
Nakshatra Chitra – 08:39
Yoga Vishkambha – 15:29
Karana Bava – 25:37*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 10:46 – 12:11
Gulika Kalam: 07:55 – 09:20
Yama Gandam: 15:02 – 16:27

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 24:54* – 26:36*
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:34

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 14:38 – 16:21
Durmuhurthams: 12:34 – 13:19

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bali Pratipada (Balindra Puja, Bali Padyami Poojan), Deepavali Padva, Vikram Samvat 2074 Samvatsar begins, Abhyanga Snana, Annakut, Govardhan Pooja.

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